Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Bringing together anthropological theories and ethnographic studies with communication theories and media practice, this degree provides you with an understanding of cultural diversity and a critical knowledge of communication processes.

We offer a fresher approach to anthropology than the 'traditional anthropology' taught at other institutions. You'll be able to explore concepts of 'culture' and 'communication' in relation to issues of cultural difference, symbolism and representation. You'll be taught by some of the leading names in media, communications and cultural studies. You'll have the chance to develop two areas of media practice of your choice, including journalism, photography, TV production, illustration, animation, radio or creative writing. You'll have access to industry'standard practice facilities. We regularly host industry debates and talks by international figures; recent guests have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha and Noel Clark.

Course Modules

Level 4 ' You'll learn about some of the main theories within social anthropology – political anthropology, economic anthropology, and kinship. You'll also consider the role of ethnography, and will be given a foundation in anthropological methodological practice. For the media element, you'll study verbal and visual language; changes in the media over the last two centuries; debates surrounding the term 'culture'; and the examination of media texts through an understanding of systems of narrative, realism and genre.

Level 5 ' You'll consider the anthropology of religion, morals and symbolism, and explore interactions between changing economic and political structures in the world today. You'll take media theory modules that cover the internationalisation of cultural and media studies, the psychology of communications or theories of political economy in the cultural industries. You'll also take a media practice module in which you develop production skills by creating small'scale projects.

Level 6 ' In your final year you have the opportunity to design your own learning experience. You'll choose from module options in Anthropology and Media and will take a media production module that enables you to focus on a different practice area to the one you studied in your second year.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £15,340 Overseas Fees